American Cancer Society http://wamc.org en Study Finds NY 21st In Funding To Stop Smoking http://wamc.org/post/study-finds-ny-21st-funding-stop-smoking <p></p><p>A national coalition of anti-smoking advocates has ranked New York 21st among states in funding for smoking cessation programs.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80729 at http://wamc.org Study Finds NY 21st In Funding To Stop Smoking More State Funding Sought For Anti-Smoking Programs http://wamc.org/post/more-state-funding-sought-anti-smoking-programs <p></p><p>Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an effort begun by anti-cancer groups nearly four decades ago to help people quit smoking. This year the Cancer Society in New York is using the day to call attention to a decline in state spending on anti-smoking programs. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:07:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 78311 at http://wamc.org More State Funding Sought For Anti-Smoking Programs Hospital Grounds Smoking Ban Signed Into Law http://wamc.org/post/hospital-grounds-smoking-ban-signed-law <p>ALBANY – Legislation that would prohibit smoking outdoors on the grounds of hospitals and residential healthcare facilities has been signed into law by the governor.</p><p>The legislation, sponsored by Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D, Suffern), prohibits smoking outdoors including within 15 feet of a building entrance or exit or within 15 feet of the entrance to or exit from the grounds.</p><p>At residential health care facilities, patients or guests of patients, will be allowed to smoke outdoors in a designated smoking area.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:39:03 +0000 Hank Gross 70726 at http://wamc.org Hospital Grounds Smoking Ban Signed Into Law Question of the Day - Cancer Rates http://wamc.org/post/question-day-cancer-rates Cancer rates — particularly lung cancer rates — are significantly higher in upstate than in New York City, according to an American Cancer Society report released this week. What do you make of the findings? Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:59:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 45111 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner : New York Can't Stop Fighting Big Tobacco http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-new-york-cant-stop-fighting-big-tobacco <p>A new report from the federal government&rsquo;s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contains good news and bad news about smoking in America.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First the good news, according to the CDC, total cigarette consumption continued an 11-year downward trend with a 2.5 percent decline from 2010 to 2011. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:45:00 +0000 44867 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: New York's cancer burden http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-new-yorks-cancer-burden <p></p><p>Cancer takes a staggering toll on New Yorkers.&nbsp; More than 107,000 New Yorkers were diagnosed with cancer in 2011, and more than 34,000 died from the disease.&nbsp; A different perspective is that roughly 2,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed with cancer and 660 individuals die from cancer&nbsp;<em>each week</em>.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:27:29 +0000 43818 at http://wamc.org Blair Horner: Regulating Cigars http://wamc.org/post/blair-horner-regulating-cigars <p>It&rsquo;s summertime.&nbsp;</p><p>That means kids swimming in the pool, going to camp and &ndash; of course - smoking their first cigar.</p><p>Shocked?&nbsp; Every year, more than 1,000,000 kids try their first cigar.&nbsp; And, if the cigar companies have their way, you won&rsquo;t be able to do much about it.</p><p>After intensive lobbying by cigar companies, Congress is about to vote on an amendment that would exempt many cigars from any regulation at all.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:45:00 +0000 41833 at http://wamc.org